Category Archives: LOST PLANET ANIME

Q-Taro The Ghost (1965)
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May 21, 2013 posted by

Q-Taro The Ghost (1965)

Cartooning team Fujiko Fujio, a joint pseudonym of Hiroshi Fujimoto (1933-1996) and Motoo Abiko (b. 1934), are famous for their children’s comics, having created numerous series throughout their career. Their…

“Dame Oyaji” (1974)
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May 14, 2013 posted by

“Dame Oyaji” (1974)

In the 1970s, Japanese broadcasters were blessed with studios such as Toei Doga, Tokyo Movie, Tatsunoko, and Nippon Animation supplying them cartoons for their viewers to tune into. Not all…

“Little Lulu” Anime
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May 7, 2013 posted by

“Little Lulu” Anime

Cartoonist Marjorie Henderson Buell (“Marge”) made it big when she created Little Lulu in 1935. What was originally a magazine cartoon that appeared in Saturday Evening Post spawned a franchise,…

Osomatsu-Kun
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April 30, 2013 posted by

Osomatsu-Kun

Cartoonist Fujio Akatsuka (1935-2008) is a household name in Japan. He pioneered in “gag manga”, Japanese comics that are based around jokes and humor. Fujio made comics with outrageous characters…

Calimero
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April 23, 2013 posted by

Calimero

It’s not often that a studio buys a license to do a show based on a foreign cartoon, but it happens. One of the more famous instances is The Smurfs,…

“Pyun Pyun Maru”
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April 16, 2013 posted by

“Pyun Pyun Maru”

Toei Animation has a long history with animation, producing lavishly-animated features and theatrical shorts since its establishment in 1948. In the wake of Mushi Production’s success with Astroboy, Toei began…

The Gutsy Frog (1972)
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April 2, 2013 posted by

The Gutsy Frog (1972)

As a child living in Japan, I was enamored by a cartoon there called Dokonjo Gaeru, also known as The Gutsy Frog (the official English name for trademark and licensing…

The Last Black & White Anime
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March 26, 2013 posted by

The Last Black & White Anime

Editor’s Note: Today I’m proud to introduce the debut of a new series of columns that I’m calling “LOST PLANET ANIME”. They will be written by our latest Cartoon Research…